Having Trouble Seeing Far Away?

Nearsightedness or Myopia causes blurred distance vision. This refractive error causes light to focus before reaching the retina. Too much curve in the cornea or lens or having a longer eye may be responsible for this error.

Symptoms include:

  • Blurry distance vision
  • Frequently squinting when looking in the distance
  • Eye strain causing headaches
  • Distance night vision difficulty


​Nearsightedness may lead to:

  • Reduced quality of life. Limited vision may detract from enjoyment of daily activities.
  • Eyestrain. Uncorrected myopia may lead to eyestrain, causing headaches.
  • Impaired Safety. Safety may be jeopardized, especially if operating a motor vehicle or heavy equipment.​

Treatment: Freedom from Glasses

Nearsightedness is easily treated with laser vision correction or Refractive Lens Exchange.

Book your consultation with Dr. Conlon today.

Nearsightedness FAQ

Q: How is nearsightedness diagnosed?

A: Nearsightedness is diagnosed during a comprehensive eye exam, particularly while testing refraction.

Q: How common is nearsightedness?

A: Nearsightedness is the most common refractive error among children and young adults worldwide. In a study published by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, by 2050, fifty percent of the world’s population will be nearsighted.

Q: What treatment is available for nearsightedness?

A: Your treatment will depend on a number of factors, including your condition’s severity.  Glasses and contact lenses are available options. Dr. Conlon can treat myopia with Laser Vision Correction or Refractive Lens Exchange.

Q: Can lifestyle habits impact nearsightedness?

A: Decreased time outdoors and increased near work activities can increase your risk for myopia. Maintaining healthy lifestyle habits, such as a well-rounded diet and regular exercise may slow down the progression of nearsightedness.